Active Irish Angling looks ahead to 2014 and gives us a list of Ireland’s Match Open Angling Festivals 2014:

It is the longest list of formal angling competitions open to all anglers, used both by pleasure anglers wanting avoid clashing with pre-booked venues and the huge numbers of match anglers now coming to Ireland.   Altogether there are 40 events from May until October and a massive increase in the 1970’s and 80’s when there were just the “Magnificent Seven” major events.

The 2014 list of Irish Angling Festivals
Compiled by Active Irish Angling

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